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Pousada Casa Vila Bela

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Sydney Australia
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Manager / owner Gerusa is lovely and welcoming. Her local knowledge of whats on, where to go was very useful. Fantastic large room, homely feel, huge bathroom and nice breakfast. Also very clean and spacious feel to the place. Wifi was problematic in the room but fine in the lounge. Bed was a little short if you are over 6ft,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

I stayed for three nights there and have to say that I had a great time. Hosts: I am writing hosts as a category because it really is no regular hotel. Of course you can be anonymous everyhwere if you wish, but at the Vila Bela, you are given the feeling that the owners are your hosts and you their... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

The pousada is located at walking distance from all the main attractions in Salvador. The room we stayed in (orixas) is small but nicely decorated. The breakfast is great! Enjoyed it every day with a view over the port of Salvador. Hosts (Gerusa and Stefane) are very kind and willing to help with anything (including airport transfer). Only downside: wifi... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Casa Vila Bela was not a good choice. Some things went wrong during our stay. To begin with, we were offered airport transfer by the pousada, however the driver would not show up. There was no wi-fi connection all the time during our stay. To be fair I must acknowledge that the owners Stephane & Gerusa were very helpful and... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights, and had a good time. The location in the old town of Salvador is excellent; all of the major sights are within walking distance. (Also, take the escalator down to the lower town and take a taxi to Barra, nice place!) The pousada was nice, our room was ok with a large toilet/shower and a small... More 

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Emeryville, California
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

Rarely can you find a place like this. Owned and managed by a well-educated, well-traveled Salvador local herself, Gerusa is an amazing hostess because she wants to be. She has a multi-national family, and can conveniently and fluently speak Portugese, English, and French (also comprehends Spanish perfectly). She provides a daily breakfast with your stay, which I am willing to... More 

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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Although this pousada is a little on the expensive side, I loved it. All the staff were so kind and helpful. The host even drove me to the beach one day and was always writing me little notes to give to the bus driver or taxi driver. She helped me book my bus to lencois and gave me lots of... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We just loved this place. Great breakfast, great view, but especially wonderful host. In general, I tend to be an independent traveler, choosing where to go on m own. She gave us great advice on things to do that improved our trip significantly. If we come back to Salvador, we'll try to come back here.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay at Casa Vila Bela. Nice room with a beautiful view. Tasty breakfast and a very lovely host with good advice on what to do in Salvador. Thanks Gerusa! If we come back to salvador, we know where to stay ;-)

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Gerusa really know how to welcome guests. She really pays attention to your comfort and make sure she's here for you if you need anything. The place is nicely furnished and brekkie is really good. Location is excellent as well. Only downside is internet ... But apparently it's related to the area. Definitely recommend to stay there!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Vila Bela is a charming bed and breakfast guesthouse, settled in a fully restored XIX century house in the Pelourinho, historical area of Salvador classified by Unesco World Cultural Heritage in 1985. Ideally located in Santo Antonio district, Casa Vila Bela guesthouse enjoys one of the most fantastic seaview scenery over "all the saints bay". ... more   less 

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Address: Rua do Carmo 64, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-380, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador > Santo Antonio
Price Range: €44 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Casa Vila Bela 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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